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Compensation from one, several or all

Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By David Hollingsworth

In Ontario, a party is liable for injuries and resulting damages based on fault. There is however an exception to this rule pursuant to the joint and several liability provision of the Negligence Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. N. 1. While joint and several liability is applicable in many different areas of law, the focus of this article will remain within the context of tort claims.

In cases where joint and several liability apply, a person who is injured/harmed by multiple parties may be awarded compensation from...